Tag: Henrik Ibsen


A Summary and Analysis of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) Ghosts, perhaps Henrik Ibsen’s most unremittingly bleak play, caused a scandal when it was first performed in 1882. It was memorably denounced as an ‘open sewer’ by one critic, for its frank exploration of sexual promiscuity and venereal disease.